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  • Septieme Livre des Oeuvres de J. A. Meissonnier
    Huquier, Gabriel, born 1695 - died 1772
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Septieme Livre des Oeuvres de J. A. Meissonnier

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (published)

  • Date:

    ca.1745 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Huquier, Gabriel, born 1695 - died 1772 (engraver)
    Huquier, Gabriel, born 1695 - died 1772 (publisher)
    Meissonnier, Juste-Aurèle, born 1695 - died 1750 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etched and engraved

  • Museum number:

    E.181-1967

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case Q, shelf 15

Physical description

Plate depicting a design for a porcelain inkstand.

Place of Origin

Paris (published)

Date

ca.1745 (published)

Artist/maker

Huquier, Gabriel, born 1695 - died 1772 (engraver)
Huquier, Gabriel, born 1695 - died 1772 (publisher)
Meissonnier, Juste-Aurèle, born 1695 - died 1750 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Etched and engraved

Marks and inscriptions

'Ecritoire de Porcelaine'
'AParis ches Huquier rue St. Jacques au coin de celle des Mathurins'
'G'
Lettered, and with publisher's series letter

'42'
Numbered

Dimensions

Height: 18.4 cm, Width: 26.7 cm

Object history note

From 'Oeuvre de Juste Aurèle Meissonnier', a volume of engravings after the works of the French designer, architect and goldsmith, Juste Aurèle Meissonnier (1695-1750). These were issued in three editions between 1742 and 1750. The designs of Meissonnier had previously been published in printed sets or cahiers by Chereau the publisher, and were advertised in the Mercure in March 1734.

This plate is from a set - entitled ‘Septieme Livre des Oeuvres de J. A. Meissonier’ (series letter G) - depicting designs for an inkstand, a pair of scissors, the knob of a cane, a sledge, side-tables and console-tables.

Descriptive line

Plate depicting a design for an inkstand, from a set (7 on 4 sheets) entitled 'Septieme Livre des Oeuvres de J. A. Meissonier' (series letter G). Engraved and published by Gabriel Huquier, ca.1745.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1967 . London: HMSO, 1968.

Techniques

Etching; Engraving

Subjects depicted

Inkstands

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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